Home Staging

First Impressions Are Everything

Not only am I completely passionate about being a Realtor, but I also have discovered that I have a knack for helping my sellers “put their homes together” in a way that they not only will be presentable for sale, but also will attract and draw in potential buyers.

Every detail, no matter how small, is important when staging your home. Buyers want to be able to picture living in the space. When deciding to list your house for sale, remember, you will sell your house faster, and for more money, if you add subtle interior decorating techniques which will make a home buyer visualize each room of your home’s space.

Below are a sampling of tips I recommend for staging your home to help you stand out from the other houses for sale in your area. Home staging is just one of the services I offer my clients, so please let me know if this is something I can do for you and your home.

  1. You want to entice your buyer to visualize the good life they would live in your space. Set up a board game in the family room or stage a potential garden party in the backyard with margarita glasses and festive linens. You want your buyer to feel like they can sit down and relax in the space.
  2. Use the “Rule of Three” when redecorating for the sale of your home. Remember, you want your home to look natural and flow. Decorators will tell you that an odd number will give you a good balance. Too much symmetry makes a space look too stale and too cold, basically uninviting. Using an uneven number of items – even items at different heights – gives the space flow and character.
  3. Keep your buyers focused on the space, not what’s in the space. Do not leave any interesting reading material out for them to browse through, taking their mind off the task at hand. If you choose to display any reading materials, a great idea is to use decorating, gardening or home magazines – material with “bland” topics.
  4. The master suite is one of the more important spaces in the house. Play the angles of a room and tastefully accessorize the space with stylish, if minimal decorations. Putting furniture at an angle can break up a stagnant room. Spruce up the master bed with decorative pillows.
  5. The master bath should be a luxurious hideaway enclosed in the master suite. Think about how a luxury bathroom or spa is set up. Take new thick bath towels and display them in the bathroom. Tie the towels on the towel racks with raffia, tulle or thick ribbons. Also place the towels on the edge of the bath with new soap and a loofah on top of them. Clean out your cluttered closets.
  6. Another very important room is the kitchen. You want the kitchen to feel clean and open. You can do this by removing a lot of the stuff you normally use on your kitchen counters and just have basic decorative pieces such as plants, towels, some canisters, and maybe a cookbook. Clean out and organize your refrigerator, pantry, shelves and drawers; your goal is to have some empty space.

To Request a Sales & Marketing Consultation for Your Home for Sale, Contact Kelly Waltemath at 504-236-8587 or E-mail KellyWaltemath@gmail.com.

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Drew Treuting
Drew Treuting
2020-04-07T20:23:27+0000
Kelly & Michelle worked with my wife and I to help us sell our first home and help us purchase our new home here at... Cypress Parks in Belle Chasse. The process was very easy and we recommend their services for anyone who is need.read more
Adrianne Daniel Billodoux
Adrianne Daniel Billodoux
2019-12-25T01:21:14+0000
AH! Where do I begin?! We had a 6 month journey with Chris. We were selling & buying. Sometimes the process isn’t... always rainbows and butterflies. But, Chris is one of the most positive individuals I have ever met. Chris cares, not only about his job, but his clients at a personal level & I believe that whole heartily. Sometimes, I can be well, difficult. 🤷🏼‍♀️ He always LISTENED to every one of my husbands and I concerns. He made sure to communicate with the buying agent and us very effectively and efficiently. In the end I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you are looking for MORE than just an agent to get you & your family through your selling or buying process, then Christopher Miguez is your man! Merry Christmas & Happy Selling / Buying ♥️🎄read more
Allie Thomas
Allie Thomas
2019-12-17T17:15:37+0000
Chris has been wonderful on helping us sell our house! Kelly and Michelle have also been a huge help when we have any... questions. We will definitely be using them in the future and I will be recommending them to anyone who needs a great agent! Thank you so much for everything my family truly appreciates!read more
Trevita Datmodel Jackson
Trevita Datmodel Jackson
2019-09-24T21:41:20+0000
I highly recommend Christopher Miguez, REALTOR He was very professional and patient with us, all while having fun when... looking for our dream home. He is great to work with and I would recommend him to anybody!!! Thanks Chris!!read more
Eden Buuck Gioe
Eden Buuck Gioe
2019-08-23T00:51:55+0000
Can’t recommend Chris Miguez from the Kelly Waltemath Group enough! He was always there to answer my questions & keep... me updated with every step of the process which, as a first time buyer, was invaluable! So thankful for him and the whole group!read more
Sara Laughlin Treuting
Sara Laughlin Treuting
2019-08-14T08:44:56+0000
Kelly and her team have been amazing to work with! From selling our first home to purchasing our next - she has guided... us through every step perfectly! I feel like we always have a million repetitive questions, but Kelly always answers them with such a quick response time. I highly recommend Kelly - she’s just so personable - like having your best friend leading you through such a major purchase. Thank you, Kelly!read more
Taylor Daigle
Taylor Daigle
2019-05-22T22:14:47+0000
Kelly helped making the process of buying my first home smooth and fun! As a close friend of Kelly’s, I had seen her... success in real estate from an outsider’s perspective, and now I understand why from first hand experience! The knowledge and experience offered by Kelly and her team helped me feel comfortable in a situation that was totally new to me. All of the recommendations that she gave me have turned out great - from lenders to offer amounts to storage solutions in the home. I recommend Kelly and her team 100% to anyone buying or selling a home. Thank you Kelly!!!read more
Marc Seals
Marc Seals
2019-04-13T15:51:15+0000
She is the best! So glad I went with her! Her personality and experience in the market makes her #1 in my eyes! Bedico... Creek Subdivision Madisonville, Laread more
Eli Lewellyn
Eli Lewellyn
2018-10-06T02:39:32+0000
Great to work with! Got us a cash offer after only a few months.
Christi Amedee LeBlanc
Christi Amedee LeBlanc
2018-07-30T19:55:34+0000
Kelly is the best! She helped us sell our home and is currently navigating us with building a custom home in Bedico... Creek. Kelly is always there when we need her and goes above and beyond when it comes to customer service.read more
Andy Delaup
Andy Delaup
2018-06-10T21:33:22+0000
Kelly did a great job helping my wife and I find out beautiful new house. She was very responsive via email, call and... text, so any time we needed anything she was just a call or click away. I absolutely recommend her to anyone searching for their dream home!read more
Rosalind Pijeaux Hale
Rosalind Pijeaux Hale
2018-02-27T19:17:40+0000
Kelly's marketing skills are untouchable. Her use of social media and personal contacts with other realtors is what... makes her outstanding. She even keeps a list of potential buyers so that when a house becomes available she can notify them. She kept us informed throughout the process and answered all questions. Two offers were received one day after the house was on the market. THANKS Kelly!read more
Brenda Hubert
Brenda Hubert
2017-12-20T18:01:59+0000
Kelly went above and beyond. My house sold in less than 48 hours!! Kelly, you’re the absolute best. Thank you for... taking such great care of me!!read more
Tink O'Shay
Tink O'Shay
2017-06-24T20:41:18+0000
Eve Myers Herman
Eve Myers Herman
2017-06-23T03:05:39+0000
Our house had been on the market for 2 years with 2 different realtors with no success. We switched to Kelly and she... worked tirelessly until our house sold! She is innovative and energetic. I only wish we had switched to her sooner.read more
James Hagan
James Hagan
2017-06-22T01:29:16+0000
Kristi Bolian O'Brien
Kristi Bolian O'Brien
2017-06-22T00:55:26+0000
Kelly has been a real pleasure to work with. She is always available when we needed her. Her clients are her #1... priority and it shows in her work ethic. Highly recommend Kelly Waltemath!!!!!read more
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